House FireAt 1131 hours this morning, Aetna along with mutual aid from Mill Creek Fire Company, and Cranston Heights Fire Company were dispatched to the unit block of Barnard Street in the Drummond
North Development of Newark for a residential fire. While crews were
still responding, the 911 Center advised of a burn patient and upgraded
the incident to a "working alarm" adding a response from Christiana Fire Company, Hockessin Fire Company, Belvedere Fire Company, and New Castle County Paramedics.
Crews arrived to find fire showing from the 2nd floor on the Charlie
side and the fire was quickly brought under control. One patient was
transported with Advanced Life Support to Christiana Hospital and the
Red Cross is assisting the displaced ...
Posted Oct 13, 2016, 8:41 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Bell RingingSixty-eight firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2015 and forty-four firefighters who died as the result of injuries from previous years were honored during the 35th annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 9 in Emmitsburg,MD.To locally commemorate the event, members of the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co of Newark took turns pulling the rope 112 times on the large fire bell at the Academy Street fire station at noon. The large fire bell, located on the tower next to the fire station was originally used to summon firefighters for fires in town. The 1200 lb. bell was purchased for $90 in 1905. Today, it is rung twice a year. It ...
Posted Oct 13, 2016, 9:02 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Designer Bag BingoAetna will be hosting a Designer Bag Bingo! When:Saturday October 8, 2016 12:30pm (doors open @ 11:00am) Where: Station 8 400 Ogletown Road Newark, DE 19711 Cost: $25 (advanced purchase), $30 (at the door) Please reach out for advance ticket purchases to: Bill Holena firstname.lastname@example.org (302)559-7163 More information can be found on Facebook: Aetna Bingo
Posted Sep 19, 2016, 12:29 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
House FireOn 9/18/2016 at 1428 hours, Aetna along with Christiana Fire Company, and Mill Creek Fire Company, were dispatched to the unit block of Carlisle Road in Brookside Park for a residential fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story Single Family Dwelling with smoke showing from the Bravo side and the roof. The upgrade brought additional resources from Cranston Heights Fire Company, Minquas Fire Company, and New Castle County Paramedics. Crews operated for just over an hour, there were no injuries, and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. During the incident Mill Creek Fire Company and Wilmington Manor Fire Company provided station coverage. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fire and Deputy Chief ...
Posted Sep 19, 2016, 9:14 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
Structure FireOn 9/28/2016 at 1300 hours, Aetna and Christiana Fire Company were dispatched to Pulaski Highway at Biddle Avenue for a shed fire. Deputy 9 (Schall) arrived on scene and reported a BBQ shack that was fully involved. 1 patient was evaluated by EMS but was not transported to the hospital. Crews operated for approx. 1 hour and Deputy Chief Schall had Newark Command.
Posted Sep 19, 2016, 9:05 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B